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  • The Makeup Museum: Lipstick sculptures by May Sum
    My Love How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel Kathy Peiss Hope In A Jar The Making of America s Beauty Culture Linda M Scott Fresh Lipstick Redressing Fashion and Feminism Linda Nochlin Women Art And Power And Other Essays Icon Editions Linda Nochlin Representing Women Malcolm Gladwell Outliers The Story of Success Marion Nestle Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Revised and Expanded Edition California Studies in Food and Culture Marisa Meltzer Girl Power The Nineties Revolution in Music Mason Klein Helena Rubinstein Beauty Is Power Jewish Museum Meg Cohen Read My Lips A Cultural History of Lipstick Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Norma Broude Feminism and Art History Questioning the Litany Norma Broude Power of Feminist Art Prof Gail Steketee Ph D Stuff Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Sarah Downing Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 1950 Susan Faludi Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women Virginia L Blum Flesh Wounds The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery Quick post Clarins The Essentials palette Main Stila Holiday 2013 November 13 2013 Lipstick sculptures by May Sum It s amazing what you find when you follow over 850 blogs I came across these intricate lipstick sculptures by Hong Kong based artist May Sum courtesy of Refinery 29 Move over Paul Joe kitty lipsticks May Sum started her career as a beauty reporter then evolved into a makeup artist About two years ago she carved her first makeup sculpture from a stick of concealer and from there expanded to lipsticks and cream blush In October 2012 she had her own exhibition in Shanghai s Wheelock Square one of the city s tallest buildings Reflecting her colorful imagination and passion May s carvings represent many aspects of a lady s life while also mapping women s social progress over the past century There is a cat a doll dresses high heels saucers alphabets and even fashion accessories such as a small purse each meticulously carved into the head of a lipstick Sum also hosted a day of makeovers encouraging every lady at Wheelock Square to use makeup as a way to help realize both her personal and professional dreams To my feminist self the location of the exhibition seems a little patronizing The majority 60 of office workers in the building are women and the exhibition was held in recognition and celebration of the importance of lipstick for so many of its tenants An office building full of women professionals Surely they ll love a lipstick exhibition because you know all women are crazy about lipstick Another exhibition press release states Lipstick is an indispensable part of the modern female professional s life it is a most intimate and faithful friend Different shades and brands worn at different stages of life can record a woman s career path and key milestones of her life No matter her position whether intern or senior executive and no matter in what kind

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  • The Makeup Museum: Beauty by Design exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
    m reading Lydia Millet Mermaids in Paradise A Novel Patricia Mathews Passionate Discontent Creativity Gender and French Symbolist Art Recommended reading Andi Zeisler Feminism and Pop Culture Seal Studies Ariel Levy Female Chauvinist Pigs Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture Dana Thomas Deluxe How Luxury Lost Its Luster Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Erik Larson The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Jean Kilbourne Can t Buy My Love How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel Kathy Peiss Hope In A Jar The Making of America s Beauty Culture Linda M Scott Fresh Lipstick Redressing Fashion and Feminism Linda Nochlin Women Art And Power And Other Essays Icon Editions Linda Nochlin Representing Women Malcolm Gladwell Outliers The Story of Success Marion Nestle Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Revised and Expanded Edition California Studies in Food and Culture Marisa Meltzer Girl Power The Nineties Revolution in Music Mason Klein Helena Rubinstein Beauty Is Power Jewish Museum Meg Cohen Read My Lips A Cultural History of Lipstick Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Norma Broude Feminism and Art History Questioning the Litany Norma Broude Power of Feminist Art Prof Gail Steketee Ph D Stuff Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Sarah Downing Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 1950 Susan Faludi Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women Virginia L Blum Flesh Wounds The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery Couture Monday Armani Orient Excess palette Main Clé de Peau holiday 2014 collection December 02 2014 Beauty by Design exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery I spotted a very intriguing exhibition at Art Daily a few weeks ago Two years in the making Beauty by Design Fashioning the Renaissance has finally opened at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery I was hoping there would be something about cosmetics or beauty included not that a fashion exhibition wouldn t be great by itself and sure enough there is From the museum s website The exhibition showcases two different but inter connected strands of research activity responding to old master paintings in the National Galleries collections UK based fashion designers have created new works using high quality materials such as lace while renaissance art specialists have explored ideas about beauty and cosmetics The theme of body image is central the historic paintings have been approached both as a means of challenging current perceptions of physical beauty and as inspiration for a more diverse and emotionally considerate practice on the part of today s fashion designers This is quite a novel approach of linking Renaissance art to contemporary fashion and notions of beauty Rather than simply gathering and displaying Renaissance clothing and portraits which again would still make for a terrific exhibition on its own the organizers developed a unique concept in demonstrating how art from the Renaissance can be reinterpreted as a counterpoint to today s beauty standards They explain it better than

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  • The Makeup Museum: Don't look back in anger: regarding the MM fall exhibition (or lack thereof), plus a gif party
    Litany Norma Broude Power of Feminist Art Prof Gail Steketee Ph D Stuff Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Sarah Downing Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 1950 Susan Faludi Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women Virginia L Blum Flesh Wounds The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery Fall 2014 haul Main Friday Fun Too Faced Quickie Chronicles artwork solved part 2 October 23 2014 Don t look back in anger regarding the MM fall exhibition or lack thereof plus a gif party The holiday collections are rolling in and little peeks of other holiday swag are starting to make their way into stores so it s high time I address the fall 2014 exhibition situation As you may have guessed from the title of this post and from several other hints I ve been dropping since oh February my plan was to not do a traditional seasonal exhibition but do one on 90s beauty and the revival that 90s trends have been enjoying lately This is an area in which that I declare myself to be an expert and thought would it really be so difficult The answer yes Here s my story about the various challenges that prevented me from executing the exhibition or even a week s worth of posts on the subject that was my alternate plan Figured I might as well make it a 90s gif party to better express my tale of woe First there was the packaging issue Look I love the 90s It was my decade However from a design packaging standpoint there wasn t a whole lot to look at Pretty embossed powders to my knowledge didn t really begin to take off until the early aughts To make an exhibition focused heavily on 90s products work you have to add in many more elements I could have sat a vintage bottle of Hard Candy s Sky nail polish or Revlon Toast of New York lipstick on my shelves but it just wouldn t have much visual impact even with the addition of ads or other ephemera My rudimentary home museum setup works well enough for seasonal exhibitions but wouldn t properly capture an entire decade It would be necessary to highlight these objects in more grandiose ways than I m capable of If I had a real museum you better believe visiting a 90s beauty exhibition would be like stepping back in time it would be a multi sensory experience Secondly accessible resources are lacking unless you re in the beauty industry or in academia While I have plenty of beauty history books they don t have extensive info about the 90s beauty or even good easy to find sources I looked in the footnotes I don t have access to the Condé Nast archive or Women s Wear Daily and many important articles about beauty are trapped within those and others like them It s just evil that they don t make these more easily available or affordable looking at you

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  • The Makeup Museum: Guest blogging!
    year or so In January 2010 Selfridges staged an in store exhibition devoted to the 90s complete with a vintage M A C Cosmetics face chart showcasing their at the time wildly popular brown lip liner named appropriately enough Twig Fashion and beauty bloggers have also been covering the revival of the decade s trends Messy plaids patchwork and the overall look of 90 s grunge is back for Fall 2010 and we aren t just talking about the fashion The beauty industry is taking its cue from the Courtney Love days of dark red lipstick paired with overdone smoky eye make up A disheveled plaid tee layered under a floral dress and dirty boots are the perfect balance with a dramatic I don t care make up look wrote Jessica Ciarla at The Fashion Spot Last summer beauty blog Lovelyish provided a nostalgic look at 90s makeup trends This year fashion blog Refinery29 reports that the sleeper hit of summer 2011 is 90s grunge lip color Even though summer is currently awash in happy vivid corals and pinks there s another lip trend we ve been tracking too A modern version of grunge inspired lips Mixing deep magenta red with a little shimmer they re like the love child of a 90s era Drew Barrymore and Married with Children s Kelly Bundy pair your tribute to the nineties lip with extra dark brows and matte skin So angst y Finally retailer Urban Outfitters named Cher from 1995 s Clueless their latest beauty icon Fashion trends and by extension beauty trends are cyclical usually about 20 years after the initial phenomenon began it becomes in vogue once again and is slightly updated So it s not surprising that the 90s are making a comeback now But the point I want to make isn t that the 90s are back fashion and makeup wise Rather I want to take a look at the transformation the beauty industry underwent in the 90s as a direct response to the new notions women had about makeup In 1995 the L A Times quoted a beauty newsletter editor as saying The creativity the department stores had 10 years ago doesn t exist today the top five brands control 75 of the makeup business Something had to give to meet the beauty needs of the 90s woman and it did Between the influence of lipstick feminism Naomi Wolf s The Beauty Myth Riot Grrrl and girl power its co opted commercialized mainstream offshoot made popular by the Spice Girls and the smeared red lipstick of grunge poster child Courtney Love more and more 90s women began wearing makeup not with the simplistic goal of looking pretty but rather as a means of self expression and empowerment They also didn t want to feel as though they were being brainwashed by cosmetic companies telling them that they wouldn t be beautiful without makeup wearing it had to be their decision alone and they would wear it or

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  • The Makeup Museum: Exhibitions and museums
    not exactly sure how a paint color will look in the space so we ll slap it up on the wall and look at it for a few days and adjust where necessary That is if we have time Often art is coming out of a space only a week before other art is supposed to go in which means we don t always have the opportunity to do this Other prototyping sometimes happens when we are trying out a weird or new display type And we almost always prototype interactives both low tech and high tech MM Do you have experience with designing decorative object based exhibitions and if so how does it differ from designing exhibitions for other types of art AB I ve never designed a show that was purely dec arts objects but they have been a part of shows i ve designed The new installation that opens here in October has lots of dec arts in it I would say that in my experience one of the main differences is that many dec arts objects are heartier than other art in better shape and often made of less than precious materials which means that conservation does not always make us put them under a vitrine In this way they can help to create the look and feel of a space rather than just being purely on display I suppose that was their original function anyway MM What are some of the latest cutting edge developments in exhibition design AB Well unfortunately the latest cutting edge development design aren t really happening at many art museums Science museums and natural history museums are the ones that are usually on the cutting edge when it comes to design and technology This summer I visited the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and one of their exhibitions had this amazing custom theatre system It was made using custom craft carpentry crazy projectors and bit mapping You can see a cool video about the making of it MM What was your favorite exhibition you designed and why AB That s a really hard question The reason I got into exhibition design was because I was interested in too many different things to pick one thing to continue studying I m also just not that much of an academic eve though I really loved school Working on exhibitions awards me the opportunity to learn about another fascinating different thing with each new project So I guess my favorite is always whatever the latest project is I suppose I have shiny thing syndrome MM If money wasn t a factor what would your dream exhibition be AB When I was in graduate school one of my big solo projects was an exhibition about the art science and history of tattooing throughout time and across the globe I am fascinated by tattoos because they have so many different facets cultural heritage technology biology taboo straight up beautiful artistry the list goes on and on I think a well planned and designed exhibition about tattooing could be interesting to just about everyone for one or more of these reasons I d love to be on a project like that MM Do you have any ideas or suggestions regarding exhibitions that would have lots of small objects i e makeup I promise I m not asking you to work for free I m just looking for any sort of general advice or tips off the top of your head AB The hard thing about showing a bunch of small things is that the displays always want to look like retail rather than museum quality My biggest advice would be to make sure you single out your best pieces Put them on their own pedestals maybe give them a bigger brighter pop of color or a few more inches in height Just make sure they actually stand out in a way that tells your visitor hey you want to make sure you look at me and only me for a sec If you want to do a display of a bunch of things together for impact or to get a certain point across especially if it s several examples of one type of thing make sure you save your 2nd and 3rd tier objects for those displays Thank you so much Ashley both for the peek into the life of an exhibition designer and for the invaluable advice And I think we both have shiny thing syndrome more literally for me Posted at 01 13 PM in Exhibitions and museums MM Musings Permalink Comments 0 July 15 2014 Behind the scenes at the Makeup Museum part 2 Today I invite you check out what goes on behind the scenes of the Makeup Museum s exhibition installation see part 1 for the more general blogging aspects I provided a brief glimpse into exhibition setup with Sweet Tooth but that was for a one of a kind show This post will cover the process of setting up the basic seasonal exhibitions using the summer 2014 exhibition as an example In terms of curation I generally start thinking about the seasonal exhibitions months in advance I don t just go pulling objects out of museum storage willy nilly the day I install and photograph the exhibition it s planned over months I draft a blog post and list newly released items I want to include Based on those I work in items from previous years and if it seems like I need to add more I need to have enough for 16 shelves after all I start poking around for vintage items that would make good additions I usually have no idea what objects will go on which shelves but I always know the items and any additional materials ads pictures etc that need to get installed prior to the actual installation I also have to get the label text ready in advance which is trickier than it sounds since most of the time when I write a post about an object I don t use the formal name of the product so I have to go hunting it down And sometimes for older items for which I can t remember the release date I have to look that up too I put everything in a Word document and the husband lays out the labels in InDesign with the Museum s logo how sweet is that Now let s look at how I physically install the seasonal exhibitions First things first I need to remove the items from the previous exhibition that are still on the shelves and for that I employ some good old white cotton gloves for handling the objects This way they don t get all fingerprint y Down with spring 2014 up with summer I arrange the objects into various piles either on the shelves or on the floor according to where they re stored For example all brands from A through G get stored in the top drawer in the master closet so I group them together All other brands except for Paul Joe and Stila go in the hall closet so here s that pile Then I take the labels off the shelves As you can see years of using double sided tape to secure the labels have left a ton of residue which I can t seem to remove Any suggestions that won t take off the finish Then I start gathering the objects I plan to use in the upcoming exhibition I print out any collateral materials and the labels in color Any pictures that are included in the exhibition are printed out on regular paper and then spray mounted to a sturdier cardstock And this is where the husband comes in again He s amazingly crafty I m not sure whether it s because he s a designer and has a lot of experience or because he s just naturally skilled but he s very good at assembling the collateral materials Here s the spray booth and our little labbits located beneath the cork board in the office He sprays the picture backs with glue and then affixes them to the cardstock When I try to do this it s always crooked or lumpy and it takes me forever He can do it perfectly in a matter of seconds Going over it with the roller gets it nice and smooth He then cuts out the pictures very straight with an Exacto knife Again when I tried to do this myself it was a disaster Not only did I cut everything crooked despite using the ruler I nearly chopped off a finger or two The labels don t get spray mounted since they will be attached to the shelves so they just get cut out Et voilà So once I have everything items labels and pictures I start putting stuff on the shelves Some of them I know will have to be on the highest shelves due to the height of the pictures or ads There was no way I could cram that Max Factor ad on a lower shelf This is the hard part I generally spend about a half hour to 45 minutes rearranging the objects so that the format is both visually appealing and not repetitive in shape theme or brand For this exhibition I wouldn t want the Armani and Dior next to each other too much couture and I wouldn t want the DuWop shell compacts and the Benefit shell compacts next to each other because they re too similar And I didn t want mermaids sitting next to each other and I don t like two items from the same brand next to each other I make an exception for Shu cleansing oils however I don t mind having two on one shelf and two on the shelf next to it if they re from the same collection as you can see from the spring exhibition Anyway I play around and sometimes I don t even have a reason as to why I want the items arranged a certain way I just know when it looks right Once I get everything in place I start setting it up to be photographed i e taking everything out of their boxes and attaching additional pictures to the wall Depending on the height of the objects I can lean the picture against the wall behind it but if it s an open palette that will block it I have to tape the picture above it Generally speaking I prefer to hang up the vintage ads with metal clips However for the vintage ads used in the summer 2014 exhibition those were cut and spray mounted because they were included in much larger magazine pages and they looked better by themselves than being surrounded by text I make any final tweaks and once I ve decided I m satisfied with the placement only then do the labels go up Then I open any palettes that need to be opened and start shooting The top row is difficult to photograph since I have to get on a ladder Here s the finished product If you ll notice I switched the Wet n Wild palettes and the Laduree items the shapes open round compacts of the Wet n Wild ones were too similar to the Chantecaille palettes to have in the same row At least that s how it seemed to me After I photograph everything I don t put it away I close any open palettes and put them back in their boxes so they don t get dusty but I just leave all the items on the shelves instead of putting them back into storage The labels stay up until the next exhibition as well And that s how it s done Questions Comments Posted at 01 08 PM in Exhibitions and museums Permalink Comments 0 July 05 2014 MM Summer 2014 exhibition I wanted this summer s exhibition to have an ever so slight vintage feel along with fantastical creatures I m still in awe of the turn of the century drawings predicting what life would be like in the year 2000 so one of them was chosen to be the exhibition poster And of course I m still obsessed with mermaids so there are a few in there too Finally I liked the idea of mixing kitsch with high end for example Armani s elegant Écailles mother of pearl palette is perched next to Too Faced Quickie Chronicles palette and MAC s hibiscus embossed blush So no overarching theme this year just a blend of cheerful summery goodness Enjoy Top shelves left to right Givenchy Terre Exotique Healthy Glow Powder Stila 2003 calendar and DuWop Sea Shell compacts The Balm Hot Mama Bahama Mama and Cabana Boy Another mermaid y shelf Max Factor ad from 1962 and an adorable cardboard box that held cotton pads I had no idea what Coets was when I spotted this on E bay but I had to have it since it had a mermaid applying makeup I found out that it was THE go to company for cotton pads until they went out of business some years ago Apparently they had some kind of partnership with Helena Rubinstein which I looked into but couldn t find any info on Second row left to right Fragonard perfumed soap I didn t get the best angle but there is a seahorse on the soap itself Too Faced Quickie Chronicle in the Bathing Beauty and MAC My Paradise blush Armani Écailles palette Benefit She Shells lip glosses thought these were gone for good since they re from 2002 But they popped up on E bay and I was so excited Third row left to right Dior Transat palette LM Ladurée highlighting powder and lip balm Stila travel palette and Benefit Hoola bronzer this might be the first time I ve worked a non collectible into an exhibition I actually use Hoola as the worn edges attest Chantecaille La Baleine palettes Bottom row left to right La Cross nail ad from 1941 and a Volupte seahorse compact from the 50s Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzers from 2012 looked everywhere for these and couldn t find them at the time once again E bay came through and 2014 Paul Joe blotting sheets Benefit makeup bag While I m very pleased with how the exhibition turned out I would dearly love to get my hands on this Bourjois Evening in Paris oyster edition perfume I know that fragrance is outside the Makeup Museum s purview and that this is wildly overpriced for a cardboard box and bakelite oyster shell but it s in excellent condition and would be so perfect for a summer exhibition Maybe someday if someone else doesn t snatch it up What do you think of the exhibition Are you hearing ocean waves and feeling the sand between your toes Posted at 02 40 PM in Exhibitions and museums Permalink Comments 0 April 20 2014 MM Spring Exhibition 2014 The spring 2014 exhibition is quite flower heavy I know what you re thinking Re using one of my favorite gifs However given how bad this winter was I am even more deliriously happy than in years past to see flowers again They are truly the ultimate expression of rebirth and rejuvenation That combined with how inspired I was by the Philadelphia Flower Show led to a strong emphasis on flowers for this exhibition Finally you ll notice that some of the pieces are a little off kilter It s sort of a crazy garden theme rather than standard floral prints From a curious flower hat to to Mika Ninagawa s singing forest to human heads blossoming there s a bit of a peculiar playful feel to the exhibition neatly tied together I feel by the inclusion of Urban Decay s Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Top shelves Bottom shelves Top row left to right Avon Flower Show Case Lipstick ad and cases okay so the cases are plastic and not at all that rare but I couldn t resist their delightful vintage kitschy ness Mika Ninagawa for Shu Uemura cleansing oils Stila High Tea workbook and quad Second row left to right Yayoi Kusama for Lancôme Juicy Tubes Clarins Cotton Flower palette Armani Belladonna palette MAC Hue topia postcard and Prescriptives In Bloom Cheek Duo Third row left to right Dior Pink Pompadour palette Chantecaille Save the Bees palette Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Milani Illuminating Powder and Rose blush Bottom row left to right Stila Look of the Month palette April and Garden of Glamour palette Can anyone identify the flowers on the latter At first I thought they were pansies but now I m thinking they might be orchids Mark Blooming Pretty powder and Clinique Cheek Pops Paul Joe Color Powder and Face Powder for spring 2014 Chanel Fleurs Célestes palette just realized I left out an s in the exhibition label Sigh That concludes the exhibition I hope it incited some serious spring fever Now off you go Get off the internet and go outside to enjoy a warm sunny day Posted at 10 41 PM in Exhibitions and museums Permalink Comments 2 December 11 2013 MM Holiday 2013 Winter 2014 exhibition For this exhibition I had one word running through my head ornate I was thinking about items that had all sorts of elaborate designs swirls and scrolls and gemstones were what captivated my imagination this season And gold Lots and lots of gold I always enjoy the excess of the holidays in both shopping and eating so I figured I d indulge in makeup that s over the top too While the label paper looks beige it s actually a pale metallic gold My lackluster photography skills couldn t capture it properly

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  • The Makeup Museum: Collection storage reorganization and updated inventory
    Five Minutes to Kill Yourself If Paintings Could Text LEWIS comics Not Always Right Funny Stupid Customer Quotes Passive aggressive and just plain aggressive notes STFU Parents Texts from last night The Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks Ugly Renaissance Babies When You Work At a Museum wtf renaissance Miscellaneous 90sWoman com Bitch Flicks City Life Eats Dying for Chocolate Exhibiting Fashion First Impressions A Tale of Less Pride Prejudice gorillavsbear net Indie Rock Cafe Jezebel Kathleen s blog Lululemon Addict Postcards from Sailor Babo Serious Eats Sketchblog Uglydolls Where Art Meets Fashion Worn Through What I m reading Lydia Millet Mermaids in Paradise A Novel Patricia Mathews Passionate Discontent Creativity Gender and French Symbolist Art Recommended reading Andi Zeisler Feminism and Pop Culture Seal Studies Ariel Levy Female Chauvinist Pigs Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture Dana Thomas Deluxe How Luxury Lost Its Luster Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Erik Larson The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Jean Kilbourne Can t Buy My Love How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel Kathy Peiss Hope In A Jar The Making of America s Beauty Culture Linda M Scott Fresh Lipstick Redressing Fashion and Feminism Linda Nochlin Women Art And Power And Other Essays Icon Editions Linda Nochlin Representing Women Malcolm Gladwell Outliers The Story of Success Marion Nestle Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Revised and Expanded Edition California Studies in Food and Culture Marisa Meltzer Girl Power The Nineties Revolution in Music Mason Klein Helena Rubinstein Beauty Is Power Jewish Museum Meg Cohen Read My Lips A Cultural History of Lipstick Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Norma Broude Feminism and Art History Questioning the Litany Norma Broude Power of Feminist Art Prof Gail Steketee Ph D Stuff Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Sarah Downing Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 1950 Susan Faludi Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women Virginia L Blum Flesh Wounds The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery Hello 2016 Museum goals update Main Group portrait Shu Uemura cleansing oils January 05 2016 Collection storage reorganization and updated inventory While I m perpetually in a state of frustration over not getting enough done on the Makeup Museum I did manage to complete one important task over the holidays re organize the collection s storage My goal was to clear out the random stuff I had shoved in the storage space underneath our bed and move more things into there but actually be strategic about it this time Here s what it looked like before AAAAHHHH Since I prefer to arrange the collection alphabetically for the most part I decided that every brand beginning with the letters N through Z would go under the bed along with all vintage items and ads For some weird reason I wanted to keep the Paul Joe stuff in its drawer in my closet which as you may

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  • The Makeup Museum: Zodiac compacts by Elgin American: Stan's the man
    my ramblings and onto a very cool find I stumbled across this while looking for vintage compacts for my own personal use more on that next week I liked the strange cartoon character representing the Aquarius sign and thought the little rhyme on the back of the compact was genius I also appreciated both the traditional zodiac symbol above the rhyme and the corresponding element water earth wind fire beneath such great details But what really caught my eye was the artist s signature on the lower right I definitely wanted to see more work by this S MacNiel and I also wanted to find out how he ended up doing these illustrations for Elgin images from etsy com I set about finding as many images of these compacts as I could Here s Aries image from onegiantyardsale com Taurus images from worthpoint com Gemini image from onegiantyardsale com Cancer image from worthpoint com Leo images from ebay com Virgo images from worthpoint com Libra no pictures of the back but the seller included the rhyme Libra people love nice things Lollypops and diamonds rings They re happiest when they have bought A lot of stuff they hadn t ought image from ebay co uk I couldn t find a photo of the actual compact but here s an ad from a Pittsburgh newspaper from May 7 1948 for Scorpio based on the ad copy they were playing these up as a Mother s Day gift What I was confused about is why these were advertised in 1948 and the date near MacNiel s signature on the compact is 1940 image from news google com I was determined to reconcile the dates so I went digging in search of information on man of mystery S MacNiel I found out the S stands for Stanley and MacNiel was a Scotsman who traveled the world but ended up in New York City In 1940 he published a book of cocktail recipes based on zodiac signs This wood bound book fetches hundreds of dollars at various auction sites The cover image is bizarre but I have to admit quite creative Grapes for hair orange slices for ears lemons for eyes cherry nostrils and I particularly love the way the cocktail glass becomes her mouth I can t believe he mentions Mussolini as a Leo of note Uhh images from read em again com The book might not have been strange at all if our buddy Stan was a known author and artist but he didn t seem to have a defined career He was described as a lecturer and leader of the Ambassadors of Good Cheer whatever that is I googled and didn t find much may have been something alcohol related The book s introduction doesn t give much of an idea of what he actually did for a living either MacNiel says For twenty years I was a Vagabond Cocktail Collector During those years of travel I found great interest in

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  • The Makeup Museum: Into MM storage: Ai Yamaguchi for Shu Uemura, 2005
    A Tale of Less Pride Prejudice gorillavsbear net Indie Rock Cafe Jezebel Kathleen s blog Lululemon Addict Postcards from Sailor Babo Serious Eats Sketchblog Uglydolls Where Art Meets Fashion Worn Through What I m reading Lydia Millet Mermaids in Paradise A Novel Patricia Mathews Passionate Discontent Creativity Gender and French Symbolist Art Recommended reading Andi Zeisler Feminism and Pop Culture Seal Studies Ariel Levy Female Chauvinist Pigs Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture Dana Thomas Deluxe How Luxury Lost Its Luster Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Erik Larson The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Jean Kilbourne Can t Buy My Love How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel Kathy Peiss Hope In A Jar The Making of America s Beauty Culture Linda M Scott Fresh Lipstick Redressing Fashion and Feminism Linda Nochlin Women Art And Power And Other Essays Icon Editions Linda Nochlin Representing Women Malcolm Gladwell Outliers The Story of Success Marion Nestle Food Politics How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Revised and Expanded Edition California Studies in Food and Culture Marisa Meltzer Girl Power The Nineties Revolution in Music Mason Klein Helena Rubinstein Beauty Is Power Jewish Museum Meg Cohen Read My Lips A Cultural History of Lipstick Naomi Wolf The Beauty Myth How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Norma Broude Feminism and Art History Questioning the Litany Norma Broude Power of Feminist Art Prof Gail Steketee Ph D Stuff Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things Sarah Downing Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 1950 Susan Faludi Backlash The Undeclared War Against American Women Virginia L Blum Flesh Wounds The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery Luxurious compacts from Sulwhasoo Main Curator s Corner 2 2 2013 January 31 2013 Into MM storage Ai Yamaguchi for Shu Uemura 2005 As I was rummaging about in museum storage trying to make room for the newest batch of Shu Uemura cleansing oils the Unmask spring 2013 collection stay tuned I came across a previous collection and realized I hadn t yet posted about it As you may remember Japanese artist Ai Yamaguchi had collaborated with Shu in 2004 to create a line of limited edition cleansing oils She teamed up again with the company in 2005 for another set This time the theme was cycle of life with each oil representing one of the four seasons We ll start with fall represented by the orange Enriched oil I love the leaves and stylized acorns swirling about Another interesting element is the origami crane that appears throughout the bottle and box Next up is the season of winter represented by the Regular yellow oil that is adorned with snowflakes and wintry blooms After winter comes spring as represented by the Light cleansing oil with fresh green and white flowers and clovers I very nearly missed the girl peeking out at the bottom of the bottle she blends right into the flowers Rounding out the collection is summer

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